Alaska State Troopers Press Release of Monday, April 17, 2017

Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A Detachment ...No news reported.

B Detachment ...No news reported.

C Detachment

  • AK17023871

    Location: Holy Cross
    Type: Assaults in the 3rd degree x2, Assault in the 4th degree x4, and Reckless endangerment

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4-14-17 around 1537 hours, Aniak based Alaska State Troopers received a call from the Holy Cross Tribal Police Officer reporting he was assaulted by Dino Peters (22 years old of Holy Cross) when he responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Dino assaulted two household occupants and placed an infant child in danger recklessly. When the TPO responded to the house, Dino physically assaulted him and chased him with a hatchet. Local community members assisted the TPO with Dino’s apprehension and arrest. State Troopers responded and transported Dino to Bethel where he was remanded at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 10:48:56 AM by DPS\mcolley

D Detachment

  • AK17024196

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: DUI, Refusal, MIW 4

    Dispatch Text:

    On 04/16/2017 at approximately 1920 hours, the Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately (REDDI) Report. The vehicle, a green Subaru was weaving in and out of it's lane on the Mitchell Expressway in Fairbanks. AST responded and contacted the driver, Clinton Sirrine, 43 of North Pole. Investigation revealed Sirrine was driving under the influence of alcohol and had a firearm in the vehicle. Sirrine was arrested and transported to the AST Post. There, Sirrine refused to provide a breath sample. He was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded for DUI, Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test, and Misconduct Involving a Firearm in the Fourth Degree.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 12:25:50 AM by DPS\tmstuart

  • AK17024217

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Warrant Arrest

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 17, 2017 at 12:13 AM, the Alaska State Troopers contacted 37 year old Fairbanks resident Vernon Anderson after the Detox Center called to have him removed.  Vernon was arrested for an outstanding warrant and transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center where he was remanded.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 4:44:36 AM by DPS\lnparrish

E Detachment

  • AK17024071

    Location: HOMER
    Type: DUI

    Dispatch Text:

    Location: Anchor Point

    On 04/15/2017, at approximately 2041 hours, Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop near Portlock and East End Rd. Troopers contacted David Sweezey , 66, of Anchorage. Investigation revealed he was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. Sweezey was arrested and transported to Homer Jail a breath sample. Sweezey was remanded at Homer Jail.



    Posted on 4/17/2017 1:40:07 PM by DPS\lakumfer


  • Department of Public Safety Advisory

    Location: Seward Highway

    Advisory Text:

    A daily dispatch regarding this case is posted. Reference incident number AK17024256.

    UPDATE: The highway will open soon. The man has been taken into custody. No injuries have been reported. AST is requesting that anyone who may have witnessed events surrounding this incident to contact Troopers at 269-5611. Thank you.

    Southbound lanes of the Seward Highway are shut down at the Girdwood cutoff and northbound lanes are closed down at mile 75 of the Seward Highway (near the “Welcome to the Kenai Peninsula” sign). The road closure is due to a man with a gun. The man has fired off shots. Patrol Troopers are on scene and AST’s Special Emergency Response Team is responding.  

    Posted on 4/17/2017 9:41:27 AM by DPS\mapeters

AK Wildlife Troopers

  • AK17024404

    Location: Juneau
    Type: Sport Fish More Than 1 Line

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/16/17, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Juneau Post, contacted Kinley Lee, age 48 of Juneau, sport fishing near Fritz Cove.  Investigation revealed Lee was sport fishing with the use of 2 lines when regulations allow the use of only 1 line per angler.  Lee was issued a $110.00 citation in the District Court at Juneau.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 4:17:35 PM by DPS\jtabbott

  • AK17024039

    Location: Juneau
    Type: No Sport Fishing License

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/15/2017, Alaska Wildlife Troopers at Juneau Post contacted Megan Keeter, age 23 of Juneau. Investigation revealed Keeter was sport fishing for halibut.  Further investigation reveals Keeter had not obtained a sport fishing license for 2017. Keeter was cited into the District Court at Juneau with a bail amount of $210.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 9:05:15 AM by DPS\tptuckwood

  • AK17020958

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Fail To Submit Permit Hunt Report

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 16, 2017, 75 year old Fox resident Reginald “Chet” Higa was contacted by Fairbanks Alaska Wildlife Troopers and issued a citation for failure to report for RC860 – State/Federal Fortymile Caribou Fall Hunt for 2016.  Bail is set at $100.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 10:18:40 AM by DPS\dgvalentine

  • AK17024167

    Location: Fairbanks
    Type: Sport Fish w/out License

    Dispatch Text:

    On April 16, 2017, 52 year old Fairbanks resident Larry Hernandez was contacted while sport fishing on the Chena River, by Alaska Wildlife Troopers.  Investigation revealed that Hernandez did not have a sport fish license.  Hernandez was issued a citation for sport fishing without a valid 2017 license. Bail is set at $200.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 10:22:22 AM by DPS\dgvalentine

AK Bureau of Investigation

  • AK17024256

    Location: Seward Highway
    Type: Assault/SERT response

    Dispatch Text:

    On 4/17/17 at approximately 0800 hours, AST received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report regarding a pickup driving erratically in the area of Portage on the Seward Highway. It was reported that the pick-up had wrecked at more than one location along the highway, south of Girdwood. At approximately 0809 hours, AST began receiving 9-1-1 calls regarding a man with a handgun and a hammer threatening people along the roadway.  It was also reported that the driver had fired off shots from his handgun. The driver, later identified as Nathaniel R. Smith, 37 of Anchorage, wrecked his vehicle at approximately milepost 76 of the Seward Highway and fled on foot into the woods. AST shutdown the Seward Highway and SERT personnel from both Soldotna and Palmer responded along with AST patrol, AWT, APD, and Whittier PD to establish a perimeter. AST eventually made contact with Smith by calling his mobile phone.  Smith had become lost and wet after fleeing into the woods. Troopers were able to guide him back to the highway. When Smith reached the roadway he was taken into custody without further incident.  Smith was charged with four counts of Assault in the 3rd, MIW 4, Criminal Mischief 4, and reckless driving. Smith was transported to an Anchorage hospital to be evaluated due to wrecking his vehicle and being exposed to cold temperatures. Following his release from the hospital he will be remanded to the Anchorage Jail. No troopers or bystanders were injured in the incident. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation assumed case responsibility.

    Posted on 4/17/2017 4:18:48 PM by DPS\mapeters

AK Bureau of Highway Patrol ...No news reported.

AK Bureau of Judicial Services ...No news reported.

AK Div of Fire and Life Safety ...No news reported.